Enter the Dragon archway donated by Taiwan in 1970, and you'll find yourself on the street formerly known as Dupont in its notorious...
Ruth Asawa Fountain
Orchard Garden Hotel
Green space above the Chinatown Gate, with south-facing, big-sky Downtown views.
The crowd dresses sharp at Vessel, a midsized subterranean club-lounge with kick-ass sound and mesmerizing lighting, which sometimes...
Escape down an SF alleyway to the perfect French café, with zinc bar, umbrella tables outside and staff chattering en français . Lunch...
Le Sanctuaire information
Mad scientists, thrill seekers and professional chefs get buzzed, speakeasy-style (read: appointment only) at this culinary curiosity shop. Here you'll find anchovy juice, spherifiers to turn fruit into caviar, salt for curing meats and, of course, that hallmark of molecular gastronomy: foaming agents.
Check the website for classes on making smoked watermelon with vacuum sealers and using liquid nitrogen to make powdered lard – alas, suspending disbelief with gellants isn't on the schedule.